Monday April 9 2012
Hamsik and Lavezzi still believe

Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi have both spoken today of their belief that Napoli can still qualify for the Champions League this season.

The Partenopei’s hopes of making an immediate return to the competition they featured in this term were severely dented at the weekend with a 3-1 defeat away to Lazio. Following on from a loss at Juventus and successive draws with Udinese and Catania, the team find themselves six points adrift of third place.

“They are saying it is all but finished for us, but this is not true,” Lavezzi has responded on Twitter today. “We will give it our all. There are still seven games to play, and we will not give up!”

This is a message back up by Hamsik.

“We know we are in a difficult moment. We have not been lucky, the referee penalised us [against Lazio] but we will not give up.

“Our goal is always the same. We still believe in third place.”